Paul Moynagh

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Rapid testing turnaround times, especially as people have to go for repeat tests over the winter, will become increasingly important. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

By Monday morning, GPs’ WhatsApp groups were buzzing with worrying signs of what would become apparent to the rest of the country the following evenin(...)

Customers enjoy a pint and a glass of wine after a meal at The Duke pub on Dublin’s Duke Street on Tuesday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Public health experts are not toasting the Government’s go-ahead for “wet” pubs to re-open. “I’m surprised at the decision, given the case numbers ar(...)

Kingston Mills, professor of experimental immunology at Trinity, said he ‘got no feedback from the document that was written’.

Members of a taskforce on Covid-19 testing have said that opportunities were lost earlier this year which would have “transformed the efficiency” of t(...)

A health worker extracts blood from a patient to perform an antibody test for Covid-19 at the Dworska hospital in Krakow. Photograph: Omar Marques/Getty Images

There are two critical phases to global efforts against Covid-19; flattening the curve as cases ratchet up, and then re-emerging from lockdown gradual(...)

A Covid-19 antibody test. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

There are two main approaches to testing for Covid-19 and they search for different things. The PCR test takes a swab from the back of the nose and th(...)

New RIA members (from left): Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, Olivia O’Leary and Diarmaid Ferriter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is to establish a new academy for Ireland’s leading young researchers in the sciences and humanities. It will provide (...)

Professor Paul Moynagh in the lab. Prof Moynagh led the Maynooth University team investigating how to block an inflammation which leads to Type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight. Photograph: Astur Photography

Researchers at Maynooth University may have discovered a way to switch off the development of Type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight. It blocks (...)

Jeri Lacks Whye, one of Henrietta Lacks’s grandchildren, with her two daughters, Jabrea (9) left, and Aiyana, (12). Photograph: Monica Lopossay/New York Times

Henrietta Lacks was only 31 when she died of cervical cancer in 1951 in a Baltimore hospital. Not long before her death, doctors removed some of her t(...)

Research team led by group in NUI Maynooth. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish researchers led by a group in NUI Maynooth have made an important discovery that could lead to new treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases. T(...)

Professor Paul Moynagh, who led the research team, says the identification of the protein Pellino3 may protect against the development of the incurable Crohn’s disease. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

University researchers have made a major breakthrough in the fight against bowel diseases such as Crohn’s, they have revealed.Scientists at NUI Maynoo(...)